Basic Biographical Details

Name: Harry Saxon Snell
Designation: Architect
Died: 1886
Bio Notes: Harry Saxon Snell was the eldest son of London-based hospital architect Henry Saxon Snell. Harry was admitted ARIBA on 27 March 1876, his proposers being his father, Professor Thomas Hayter Lewis and Arthur Cates, and was taken into partnership by his father in 1882. He died in 1886. His place was taken by his younger brother Alfred Walter Saxon Snell who was articled to his father 1877-80 and studied at University College and the Architectural Association. He was admitted ARIBA on 20 March 1882, his proposers being Lewis Henry Isaacs, Edward Cookworthy Robins and his father, who took him into partnership in the same year. He became FRIBA on 2 March 1891, his proposers being his father, Ernest Turner, and Alfred Williams. A third son, John Saxon Snell, born 1873, joined the practice as an apprentice in 1891 but left to commence independent practice in 1900. Henry Saxon Snell died in January 1904. His son Alfred continued the practice, taking Rees Phillips into partnership in 1921. He died in 1949.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1H Saxon Snell & Son18821886Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Arthur Cates27 March 1876for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Hayter Lewis27 March 1876for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Henry Saxon Snell27 March 1876for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11886Montrose AsylumHillside, Montrose AngusScotlandConsulted for selection of design in competition for new hospital block


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder6 November 1886  Obituary Check this date - cannot see it

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v1 p105, microfiche 19/F3